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UK to refuse Brexit bill without trade deal: report

London - Britain will only pay its EU divorce bill if the bloc agrees the framework for a future trade deal, the new Brexit Secretary warned in an interview published Sunday.

UK arrested Turkish businessman on Ankara extradition request

London - Britain said on Saturday it had arrested Akin Ipek, a Turkish businessman accused of links to US-exiled preacher Fethullah Gulen, following an extradition request from Turkey.

Dutch pair charged in Britain after cocaine haul seized from boat

London - A pair of Dutch nationals appeared in a British court on Saturday after authorities seized one of their largest-ever hauls of cocaine, aboard a yacht off the south-west coast.

Trump backers seize on case of jailed UK far-right activist

London - Supporters of US President Donald Trump are taking up the cause of an anti-Islam activist jailed in Britain for contempt of court, raising fears of a far-right revival.

Novichok victim discharged from British hospital

London - Novichok poisoning victim Charlie Rowley was discharged from a British hospital on Friday as police continued to piece together how the nerve agent claimed the life of his partner Dawn Sturgess.

French court denies request by Tariq Ramadan to drop rape charges

Paris - French judges have rejected a request by lawyers for Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan to drop charges of raping two women, a source close to the inquiry told AFP on Friday.

Dangerous craze: surgeon warns on balcony-jumping trauma in Balearic Islands

Madrid - The number of drunk mostly British and Irish tourists ending up in hospital in Spain's Balearic Islands after jumping from balconies has spiked this year, a surgeon who has studied the dangerous craze warned Friday.

EU demands greater clarity from May on her Brexit blueprint

Apo - The EU's top negotiator Michel Barnier expressed doubts Friday over Britain's new Brexit blueprint for future trade ties with the European Union, as he called for "rapidly" settling outstanding issues like the Irish border.

Heroin killed British rugby players in Sri Lanka: court

Colombo - Two English amateur rugby players had taken heroin just before their deaths while in Sri Lanka, a court was told Friday as it ordered the arrest of those responsible for selling the narcotics.

EU minister 'nervous' time running out for Brexit deal

Apo - European Union ministers met Friday to discuss gaps with Britain in the Brexit negotiations as Germany's envoy admitted he was nervous time was running out for a deal.

Ryanair cancels Ireland-UK flights as pilots strike

Dublin - Ryanair pilots unhappy over pay and other work conditions carried out further strike action Friday, unions said, resulting in the cancellation of 24 flights between Ireland and the UK.

May survives rebel MPs but EU's Brexit judgment looms

London - Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a frenzied fortnight of rebellion that threatened to unseat her, but must now sell her Brexit plan to voters and the European Union.

Space, not Brexit, is final frontier for Scottish outpost

Farnborough - Never mind Brexit: For a remote peninsula in the Scottish highlands, the buzz is all about hi-tech rocket launchers firing satellites into space.

EU urges member states to 'step up preparations' in case Brexit talks fail

Apo - The European Union on Thursday urged the remaining 27 member countries and businesses to "step up preparations" in case Brexit negotiations fail.

'Not too late to save Brexit': ex-foreign secretary Johnson

London - Former foreign minister Boris Johnson urged the British government on Wednesday to change its strategy for leaving the EU, telling MPs it was "not too late to save Brexit".

Tony Blair calls for second vote to fix Brexit 'mess'

London - "It's a total and complete mess": Former prime minister Tony Blair does not hold back when asked in an interview with AFP what he makes of the British government's approach to Brexit.

Protect chemical weapons ban, watchdog's chief pleads

Den Haag - The outgoing head of the world's chemical arms watchdog has urged nations not to sacrifice a century of hard-fought efforts to banish toxic weapons for the sake of short-term political disputes.

Campaign for new Brexit vote gets boost from ex-minister Greening

London - After two years of government squabbling and parliamentary rifts on Brexit, support is growing for the idea that only another referendum can resolve Britain's future outside the European Union.

UK's official Brexit campaign fined, referred to police

London - Britain's official Brexit campaign, Vote Leave, has been fined for breaking spending rules in the 2016 EU membership referendum, the Electoral Commission announced Tuesday, adding that it had referred the case to the police.

Rolls-Royce unveils hybrid flying taxi at Farnborough

Farnborough - British engine maker Rolls-Royce revealed plans this week to develop a hybrid electric vehicle, dubbed the "flying taxi", which takes off and lands vertically and could be airborne within five years.

Putin slams 'ungrounded accusations' after UK poisonings

Washington - President Vladimir Putin accused Britain Monday of making baseless allegations against Russia after a former Soviet spy was among four people found poisoned by a nerve agent in southern England.

UK seeks to allay Brexit fears at Farnborough air show

Farnborough - Britain sought to project an image of aerospace prowess long after it leaves the European Union, at the Farnborough airshow on Monday, as Airbus and Boeing announced a raft of deals and issued optimistic outlooks for the global industry.

Novichok nerve agent was in 'perfume bottle': victim's brother

London - A British man exposed to Novichok, four months after the same nerve agent was used against a former Russian spy nearby, had found it in a perfume bottle, his brother said.

British PM facing potential pincer movement on Brexit

London - Prime Minister Theresa May faces potentially highly damaging attacks from both sides in parliament this week over plans for Britain's future trading relationship with the EU after Brexit.

Trump says Britain must get Brexit 'carve out' for US trade deal

Turnberry - Britain must ensure it is free to cut a trade deal with the United States in its Brexit agreement with the EU, US President Donald Trump said in an interview out Sunday.

Trump says Queen thinks Brexit is 'very complex problem': report

London - US President Donald Trump has seemingly breached royal protocol by discussing his private conversation with Queen Elizabeth II who he says thinks Brexit is a "very complex problem", according to an interview with British media.

Ex-SF leader Adams' home attacked in N. Ireland unrest

London - The home of former Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams was attacked overnight with an explosive device, he said on Saturday as trouble flared in Northern Ireland for a seventh straight night.

Trump on Scottish golf course as he tees up Putin talks

Turnberry - US President Donald Trump took to the golf course on Saturday, waving at protesters as he prepared for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

UK police find 'small bottle' containing Novichok nerve agent

London - British police said Friday they have found a "small bottle" containing the Soviet-made nerve agent Novichok in the home of one of two Britons who fell ill from the substance last month.

Fact-check: Did Trump predict Brexit a day before?

London - US President Donald Trump on Friday said he was at his golf course in Scotland "the day before Brexit" and correctly predicted the result of the June 23, 2016 referendum.In fact, he arrived a day later and welcomed the result.- WHAT ARE WE VERIFYING?
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The Supermarine Spitfire became Britain's symbol of its resistance against Nazi Germany in 1940
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Bronze Age artifacts in Britain
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Aerial view of the Olympic Park looking south west towards London.
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An image from the April 29, 2012, Royal Wedding of Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton.
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